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New Releases for This Week

New in hardcover:

  • Blue Screen by Robert B. Parker — Two of Parker's most beloved series characters, P.I. Sunny Randall and police chief Jesse Stone, unite in a "breezy, fast-paced whodunit" (Publishers Weekly).
  • Baby Proof by Emily Griffin — The witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things.
  • Lying in Bed by M. J. Rose — "Reading M. J. Roses's novels is like having great sex with a familiar partner. Even before you begin, you know it's going to be good." (BookReporter)
  • Swapping Lives by Jane Green — The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman returns with a wry tale of two women who discover the grass is not always greener on the other side of the Atlantic.
  • The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell — The latest masterwork from one of the leading writers of suspense.
  • The Delta Belles by Penelope J. Stokes — The author of Circle of Grace pens an uplifting novel about the reunion of the Delta Belles, a music group that takes the country by storm in the 1960s.
  • Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen — A deranged serial killer turns the tables on a former FBI agent in this debut thriller.
  • The Importance of Being Barbra by Tom Santopietro — The people who read this book are the luckiest people in the world.
  • Seminary Boy by John Cornwell — A moving and, at times, troubling memoir of an adolescence spent in the isolated, all-male world of the seminary.
  • Fiendish Codex I : Hordes of the Abyss (D&D Supplement) by Ed Stark, James Jacob, and Erik Mona — Dust off your twenty-sided die! This supplement for the Dungeons & Dragons game presents the definitive treatise on demons and their unspeakable home plane.
  • Eva Hesse Drawing by The Drawing Center — The first book to explore the process of experimental artist Hesse (1936–1970), following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing.
  • The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia by Michael Gray — The culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship.
  • Only in America by Paul Oreffice — The story of Oreffice's immigration to America, revealing how difficult early experiences sharpened him and molded his outlook on management and life.
  • Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO by Nathan Bennett — Provides a new understanding of the little-understood, but crucially important, role of the Chief Operations Officer.

New in paperback:

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One Response to "New Releases for This Week"

    Jim John June 15th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    Seriously, the dude's name is Oreffice? That's unfortunate.

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